What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

What to Do If You Think You’re Having a Heart Attack

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart AttackYou should be aware of the symptoms of serious heart problems. The potential symptoms of heart attack should be taken seriously and seek medical attention immediately.

Key takeaways:

– Heart disease is a leading cause of death accounting for 610,000 deaths annually in the U.S.

– Pain that radiates from the shoulders, the neck, the back, the jaws and the arms is a sign of heart attack.

– Chest discomfort that is accompanied by shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea, sweating or fainting should not be ignored.

“Often it takes a team of medical experts and various tests to diagnose the specific causes of chest pain. If it’s a heart problem, that delay in time can prove fatal.”

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